Steamboat OktoberWEST


All the traditions of a true Oktoberfest with a wild west Steamboat twist!


This festival packed weekend includes Colorado label beer, local food specialties, a Steamboat pub crawl, live music, a giant beef cook-off, and of course, a beer garden with scenic mountain backdrop.


FRIDAY:  The weekend kicks off on Friday September 14th downtown for the beer stroll.  Come hit the streets with a large group making stops at local restaurants for beer tastings.  Your ticket purchase includes access to the beer stroll, an authentic memorable Oktoberwest mug, as well as 2 tastings of beer at each of the participating restaurants.

Participating restaurants: Salt & Lime, Schmiggity’s, Old Town Pub, High 5, Tap House, BARley, Dude & Dan’s, Back Door Burger, O’Neil’s, Steamboat Smoke House, Mountain Tap, Cuginos, Scratch, Noodles & More, Beau Jo’s, Double Z, Vaqueros, Phenomenal Falafel, Cantina, Johnny B’s, Moose Knuckles, Steamboat Coffee House, Chief Theater & Carl’s Tavern

SATURDAY:  The festivities continue into Saturday September 15th on the mountain at Gondola Square for beer garden and beef cook-off.  Join in the german themed beer garden for drinks and live music by Afrolicious.  Then pop on over to the beef cook-off to taste local restaurants fare competing for the title of best beef in town.

  • Tickets for the Beef Cook-off include entrance to taste beef dishes prepared by Steamboat restaurants. Sample beef from all the contestants and cast your vote for your favorite!
  • Tickets for the Beer Garden include a mug and unlimited tastes of beer. Must be 21 or over to join in.


Need an activity for the whole family?  On Saturday September 15, visit the main ticket office to purchase a daily pass for 50% off that includes a scenic gondola ride and unlimited access to the Coca-Cola Adventure Zone. Make sure to check out the Outlaw Mountain Coaster, Maverick Mini Golf, Ropes Course and Rock Wall and the all-time favorite Slingshot Bungee Jump.

Each event is uniquely Steamboat with that German flare – be sure to purchase tickets to your favorite activities in advance, because spots can fill up quickly.  Want more information on all the events of the weekend?  Visit the Steamboat Oktoberwest site for more details.


2017 Beef Tasting Winners:

  1. Salt & Lime
  2. Cafe Diva
  3. Laundry


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